Friday, February 06, 2009

St. Ronnie

Last night I managed to miss most of the interview on Fresh Air with Will Bunch, author of Tear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future . Oh, he was only interviewed for half the show— the rest of the time was given to a man honoring Ronnie. So it was as balanced a program as you’ll get, both sides getting their equal say.

It’s obvious to many on which side of the debate I fall, but in the interest of sharing details on this book, which I’m game to read, and to present a more sane analysis of the “Tear down this wall” speech, courtesy of the New York Times, I’m linking up these:

The whole Reagan thing fascinates me. I can’t understand why people liked him or remember him fondly, and I can’t argue the contrary very well. I mean, how do you debate someone who says, “He made us feel good again about our country”? It’s impossible.